The popularity of holistic living is increasing in the wake of the growth of organic trends. Home grown vegetables, fruits and herbs are in much demand for their more pristine health benefits. This article will provide some great tips to help you explore the world of organic horticulture.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Start by preparing your soil with care. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Water the soil until it is saturated. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
The more information you have on the subject of organic gardening, the more proficient you will become. While these tips primarily cover only the basics, they give you a place to start your organic gardening venture.